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From "Frank J. Faubert, Jr." <>
Subject Re: windows install sheild
Date Wed, 20 Nov 1996 20:15:03 GMT
InstallShield is real pain in the ass, but IMHO its the best thing out
there.  Its also what most of the users are used to seeing, so that makes it
worth it as well ;)  I've spent a lot of time with InstallShield (I wrote
the install program for NetTracker
(, so if you have any questions I'd
be happy to try to help.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Laurie <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, November 20, 1997 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: windows install sheild

>sameer wrote:
>>         Can you make the installsheild pop up a readme? It's very
>> confusing for the installsheild to just quit at the end. I think it
>> doesn't need to be complex.. here's a draft:
>> Thanks for trying Apache 1.3b3 for Win32!
>> Now that Apache is installed, you can start it by going into the
>> program group and just clicking on Apache. If you'd like to install
>> Apache as a service on NT, start up the commandline and run:
>> D:\Program Files\Apache> apache -d "D:\Program Files\Apache" -i
>> Thanks for using Apache!
>This is hardly the moment to bring this up.
>>         Also did you stick in a populated htdocs and icons directories?
>Or this (and no, I didn't).
>BTW, I'm quite happy to consider alternatives to InstallShield, if
>anyone's got any suggestions (I know there were some a while back). I'm
>getting quite tired of spending development time on what should be
>completely bleedin' trivial. Also, it doesn't look like its going to be
>easy to maintain, or to automate (the creation of the binary, that is).
>Ben Laurie            |Phone: +44 (181) 735 0686|Apache Group member
>Freelance Consultant  |Fax:   +44 (181) 735 0689|
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